With regret, on Monday 28 September 2020, the Northern Rowing Council announced that
it felt unable to continue with the two remaining Long Distance Sculling series competitions
for this year. They were to have been a combined LDS/SBH at Tyne on 10 October and
South Hylton on 24 October. They are cancelled. The other four competitions in the
series had progressively dropped out in previous weeks.
The host clubs were keen to proceed and had detailed planning in hand, but the deteriorating
national and local Covid situation on top of other issues meant that the NRC considered
it prudent to cancel at that point and not to involve many people in possibly wasted
work, knowing how much had been put in by Newcastle University BC to the recent Tyne
Single Scullers Head test event.
Day and date
Sat 3 October 20
Tyne LDS/TU SBH
Sat 10 October 20
Sat 17 October 20
South Hylton LDS
Sat 24 October 19
Sat 31 October 20
Sat 7 November 20
Planning for 2021 starts now!
Getting in touch
Queries about all aspects of the LDS series including entries and results should
go to Richard Mortimer at firstname.lastname@example.org. Any questions specifically to do with
how this page works (or not) should be directed to Colin Percy at email@example.com.
This page updated 28-09-20
The Northern Rowing Council, with the help of host clubs, runs the Long Distance
Sculling (LDS) series every autumn. Usually we aim to have six competitions over
six consecutive weekends.
The LDS series is for sculling boats only - in a normal year singles, doubles, quads
and, at some locations octuplets too. They are open to all age groups and categories.
In 2019 all ran except Durham, which was cancelled. The 2020 situation is described
Usually there are associated but independent Small Boats Head (SBH) competitions
with sculling and sweep in the afternoon on four of the six days. For information
showing how the series normally runs, the results and a full report of the 2019 series
and its individual competitions are here.
For the record the 2020 programme was to have been: